Nicole Brown Simpson

Nicole Brown Simpson (née Brown; May 19, 1959 – June 12, 1994) was the second wife of American football player O. J. Simpson. Brown met Simpson in 1977 and they married in 1985, five years after Simpson had retired from professional American football. Their marriage lasted seven years and they had a daughter and a son. Brown was emotionally, verbally, and physically abused by Simpson; she called the police multiple times to report his abuse but he was only arrested once, in 1989, pleading no contest to spousal abuse. Brown dropped the charges after her parents encouraged her to reconcile with Simpson. Brown filed for divorce in 1992, citing irreconcilable differences. Following this, Brown continued to be abused by Simpson. On June 12, 1994, Brown was murdered at her Brentwood, Los Angeles home, along with her friend, waiter Ron Goldman. Following a controversial and highly publicized criminal trial, Simpson was acquitted of all charges, though he was later found liable of the wrongful deaths in a civil lawsuit in 1997.